Sunday, August 30, 2015

Two Christmas Cards: Festival of Trees and Joyful Season

I have more Christmas Cards for you!  I know it's only August 30 but honestly you have 3 months to get those Christmas Cards all made!  My plan is to make a few each week so by the time Thanksgiving (and all the craziness) starts, I will be done and ready to mail!  Do you want to join me with this goal?  Pick one of the 8 cards I have posted so far and I can help you get the supplies to start making your cards!
This first card uses Festival of Trees and the Wonderful Wreath Framelits.  I love how the stars look like they are falling on the trees.  I used the Mossy Meadow ink for all three trees (the two lighter colors are stamped off once or twice to get the lighter colors).
 Joyful Season was one of the first stamp sets I knew I had to have!  I just love this little bird with the branch!  The embossing folder is so pretty as well and works perfectly for this card!  I wanted something that would be EASILY DUPLICATABLE for you!  Two layers and only 3 inks (plus a marker) so you can make several in a row!
I did add Dazzling Details glitter glue in Real Red to the berries to give it a little pizzaz!  I can't wait to share another card I made with this stamp set this week.  Make sure you come back to check it out.  Are you a following my facebook page?  Make sure you check it out here!

To-Go Classes are so fun (especially if you don't live in the Tampa area! Are you signed up for my Halloween Class?  I am offering a To-Go option and the kit comes with the Sweet Hauntings Stamp Set and all of the supplies to create these projects for only $35 (plus $6 shipping).  RSVP here: and I will email you an invoice!
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Friday, August 28, 2015

Christmas Cards in August! Two Cards for you!

Today's cards are two of my favorites (I am quite sure every card is my favorite!).  Both are cased from Stampin' Up! catalogs and changed up to my liking.  I like these because they remind me of images you can "color" like when I was a kid!  Both cards use the Ornate Tag Topper Punch.  If you haven't used this yet, you need to get one!  It makes tags quick and easy!
 I used the new Whisper White Thick Card Stock (I guess it's not that new anymore).  It makes watercoloring a snap!  I have recently become quite the watercoloring fool.  Once I learned to really water-down my colors and start super light - I have LOVED watercoloring.  As my friend Lisa says, you can always add more color but you can't take it away!
 Doesn't this set remind you of the Precious Moments dolls that were popular in the 1980's?  I love this stamp set!  I wasn't too happy with all the extra dots on the tag but it still looks cute.  I added the dots using the new precision glue in the Holiday Catalog and then added the gold glitter.  The background stamp I used is included in the stamp set.  I embossed it using the gold embossing powder.
I never thought I'd be saying this but I am in love with all of the gold I am using!
Come back tomorrow for some more holiday sneak peeks!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

2 Cards for Christmas: Day Two

Hey there Stampers!  I have two more Christmas Cards for you today.  The first card is a CASE from my friend Selene Kempton.  She did a great job creating an easy but striking card!  I love the new Elegant Dots Embossing Folder (and I didn't like it at first).  The ornament and the sentiment both come from the Lots of Joy Stamp Set.  The Designer Series Paper is called Merry Moments and it's the perfect "generic" paper for Christmas.
The card below uses my favorite stamp set (check out my facebook page to the right to see another card using this stamp set) called Snow Place.  Not only is this stamp set ADORABLE, there are matching framelits!  Stamp your heart away and then simply cut those babies out using the framelits.  Do you love the embossing folder?  It looks like snow falling, doesn't it?  It's also available in the new Holiday Catalog launching on September 1st.
Remember, the supply list doesn't include all of the supplies for the second card!   Come back tomorrow for more Holiday Inkspiration!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Week of Christmas Cards, A Little Old, A Little New!

Who doesn't love thinking about Christmas?  Especially when it's nearly 100 degrees outside!  My goal this year is to get enough cards done (for myself) by November so I can write them all out over Thanksgiving break and send them on December 1st!  You might be wondering why I am thinking about this already?  Good question!  I have either not sent cards, or been really late, over the last few years.  I am the card lady, how is this even possible?  Who knows!

Anyway, with that goal comes some fun posts for you!  You are going to see two cards each day this week!  One card features new products in the Holiday Catalog (coming on September 1st).  The other card features "old" product that you can currently order from the Annual Catalog!  Both catalogs have GREAT products!  Here's the first card using new product from the Holiday Catalog!
 This card using a background stamp called Dots for Days... it is available in the Annual Catalog and will be linked below.  The new stamp set is called "Reason for the Season" and is actually part of an awesome bundle (I didn't use the other half of the bundle on this card).  Do you love the new glitter ribbon?  It's so yummy!  I love glitter!
 The card below also features a background stamp called "Notebook" - I am in love with this background!  Check out my facebook page to see how I used it last week for a work Thank You card!  I used two stamp sets that are available now: Merry Everything and Christmas Bliss.  I added some sequins and gold twine which tied everything together!  Easy Peasy!
Make sure to come back tomorrow for two more "old and new" Christmas Cards!  Don't forget that all of my supplies are from Stampin' Up! and you can order them directly from my website (check out the "Shop Now" link on the right side of my page!). Thanks for following me!

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Fab Friday #71 Color Challenge

It's Sunday and I am just now posting for Fab Friday.  It's been a long week back to school.  Total bad excuse but it's true.  I worked everyday 6:30-5:30 and didn't sleep at night.  I don't know how to explain the sleeping problem and Marc does NOT understand it at all.  LOL  He said this happens every year once I go back until after the first day with kids.  I am not sure I have this anxiety, but I can't think of anything but work during this time!  Alas, I did make this card ahead of time and am posting it (better late than never).  Enough of the whining, let's get to the main event!

I know I have said I love fall, but it's hard because we don't truly have fall in Florida.  Our fall-type weather is in the winter and even then, it's not a real fall.  So I just loved playing with these colors.  I knew right away that I wanted to use the new Vintage Leaves Stamp Set and Framelits bundle (which you save 15% by purchasing them together). 
You can order this perfect fall bundle through my online store using #140235.  I promise you will love this set and find many uses for it over the coming months.  For the colors, I used our color challenge colors, check them out below.  Click on the link to take you to our page and post your creation using the colors!
Wondering where I got the embossing folder?  It's NEW!  You will love it!
I sponged all of the leaves and the sentiment (from For All Things) using our Stampin' Sponges.  I really wanted it to look like those crunchy fall leaves that were in my front yard as a kid!  Check out my supply list for all the specifics on what I used!  Thanks for following me and be prepared for some great posts coming this week (hint, hint: you don't want to miss it!).

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Friday, August 7, 2015

Fab Friday #70 with a Sketch Challenge

It's a Fab Friday and our team has some great designs using a sketch today.  I immediately knew what I wanted to use when I saw this sketch and I can't wait to share my creation with you!  But first, check out the sketch below and click on the link to take you over to our blog.
I just love the new Writing Notes Background Stamp.  It's perfect for me since I am a teacher!  I can't wait to create some cute treats for my co-workers and my students using this stamp.  I added the Cherry on Top Washi Tape and DSP Stack.  I stamped the flowers using the Beautiful Bunch Stamp Set and punched it out using the Fun Flower coordinating punch.
The sentiment comes from the Feel Goods Stamp Set.  I don't use this set enough, the font is so pretty and bold!

Thanks for following me and come back tomorrow for some more card creations!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

What is a To-Go Class? Sprinkles of Life To-Go Class

Did you know that I offer to-go classes?  I am sure you are wondering, what is a to-go class?  My to-go class offers you everything an in-person class offers: make n' takes, products and hands-on-experience plus a video and/ or pdf directions.

Below is one of the first classes I have offered as a To-Go option.  This class included the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set, coordinating Tree Builder Punch and the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack.  Participants made four cards.  One card is not pictured but you will see it in the video.
I am happy to announce that I have made my first video.  Don't get too distracted with the pretty sunflower table cloth.  I wanted to make the video but was at my mom's house.  Be sure to subscribe to my channel so you don't miss any of my future videos!
Come back tomorrow to check out what I have in store for you!  Thanks for following me!